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Pronunciation: interesting, currently, definitely

Commonly mispronounced words selected for today:

  • interesting (causing interest or curiosity)
  • currently (at the moment)
  • definitely (without doubt)

What an interesting movie!

Josh is currently… 15 more words

For ESL Students

Feeling Homesick? 5 Solutions for International Students

Studying abroad is an exciting – and challenging – transition for students who leave their home country to pursue English studies and attend university in Canada. 586 more words

English As A Second Language

Easily Confused Words: tort vs. torte

Tort and torte are easily confused words.

The spell-check application of most word processing software programs would not catch a slip-up of these two words. Spell-check is looking for words that aren’t in its dictionary, and words that resemble words in its dictionary but are possibly spelled wrong. 314 more words

Easily Confused Words

'Ears to Idioms: To Have (Had) a Good Innings

‘To have (had) a good innings’ is an informal English expression / idiom which can mean: 1. To have had a long (and perhaps successful) life (especially if it was in some way unexpected): … 100 more words


Module 1 Retake Game Plan

This is the part where the next two weeks becomes a particularly boring montage of me with my head in the books, writing endless tests, stopping only for beer and dinner that my lovely person has been cooking for me. 113 more words


Idiom of the day: Sunday best

Hear the expression being used in one of Nanci Griffith’s songs – Always will – at 0:46″

For ESL Students

4 Tips for Getting Social in a Second Language

Meeting new people can be intimidating even when you all speak the same language. Speaking up in a language you barely know? Now that can be downright terrifying! 548 more words